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Voting, it’s a privilege not an obligation. Or is it?

Everyone complains about the government. Taxes are too high, government wastes money, government isn’t spending enough money — the list goes on.

But in order to have a voice in how government is shaped, it is the obligation of all citizens to vote, or as presidential candidate John Kerry’s wife Teresa Heinz Kerry so eloquently put it: “Shove it.”

Many people take their right to vote with a cavalier attitude, not realizing that many lives have been spent to allow them the luxury of voting. Yes, luxury. Just ask anyone who lives in a dictatorship.

So, this Aug. 5 take a few moments out of the day and cast a vote for something or someone. There are a lot of people out there who want to spend your money or raise your taxes.

Have a voice.

 

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